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Gunnyman 02-27-2004 05:01 PM

bug or feature?
 
I have installed the Lindows 4.5 developer addition.
As root, I can see my windows XP NTFS partition in /system/disks/dos
when I log onto my user account, I can see the partition exists but am unable to gain read access.
As root I seem to be unable to change the permissions of this folder?
is this working as intended?

archlyn 03-01-2004 09:27 AM

Add "umask=0000" to the end of the line of your NTFS partition in /etc/fstab assuming Linudows/Debian even uses this file, otherwise, I'm not sure.

Atomic_Ed 03-04-2004 07:42 PM

Re: bug or feature?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Gunnyman
I have installed the Lindows 4.5 developer addition.
As root, I can see my windows XP NTFS partition in /system/disks/dos
when I log onto my user account, I can see the partition exists but am unable to gain read access.
As root I seem to be unable to change the permissions of this folder?
is this working as intended?

I'm not 100% sure on this but I believe Lindows does not currently handle NTFS partitions itself which may explain why you are experiencing this. It can read and write to them through a network host running NTFS like XP or Win2kpro, but reading and writing on an NTFS partition on a local Lindows machine isn't currently suported. I do think this will be a feature of the upcoming 5.0 release.

archlyn 03-04-2004 08:19 PM

He says that his root account can access it but not his user account. So that means he can read it as the user, provided the permisions are set properly. hence the appended umask.

As far as writing to it, writing is in the kernel but generally disabled, as it is highly dangerous at this point.

LindowsGamer 03-05-2004 11:08 PM

Re: Re: bug or feature?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Atomic_Ed
I'm not 100% sure on this but I believe Lindows does not currently handle NTFS partitions itself which may explain why you are experiencing this.
Actually Atomic_Ed, Lindows, like most other Linux versions can READ the NTFS partitions by default, it can not however WRITE to NTFS partitions. And yes, Lindows does have /etc/fstab.

Atomic_Ed 03-06-2004 03:18 PM

Re: Re: Re: bug or feature?
 
Quote:

Originally posted by LindowsGamer
Actually Atomic_Ed, Lindows, like most other Linux versions can READ the NTFS partitions by default, it can not however WRITE to NTFS partitions. And yes, Lindows does have /etc/fstab.
Thanks for the clarification on this.


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